Item description for La nave de un millon de anos by Poul Anderson...
Eleven "immortals"---individuals who will not die of old age but who can, however, be killed---are the subjects of these stories whose settings range from 310 BC to a centuries-distant future. Landmarks in the development of contemporary science fiction, these stories of the immortals, human civilizations and cultures, speculate about the potential of a future society in space.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.8" Width: 4.4" Height: 1.3" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2006
Publisher Ediciones B
ISBN 8466623159 ISBN13 9788466623155
Availability 0 units.
More About Poul Anderson
Poul Anderson was one of the most prolific and popular writers in science fiction. He won the Hugo Award seven times and the Nebula Award three times, as well as many other awards, notably including the Grand Master Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America for a lifetime of distinguished achievement. With a degree in physics, and a wide knowledge of other fields of science, he was noted for building stories on a solid foundation of real science, as well as for being one of the most skilled creators of fast-paced adventure stories. He was author of over a hundred novels and story collections, and several hundred short stories, as well as several mysteries and nonfiction books. He died in 2001.
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Thru the Currents of Time: A Voyage from Phoenicia to the Stars. Jul 3, 2006
Ediciones B has published many important authors in Spanish translation as Cordwainer Smith's complete works, Orson Scott Card's "Ender Saga" and Connie Willis' opus amongst other. Now here is a classic author: Poul Anderson. "The Million Years Boat" is one of his best novels. It is constructed as a series of short stories telling about immortal people (or almost immortal). The different characters crisscross their ways along centuries and millennia. The outcomes of these encounters are sometimes friendly, sometimes antagonistic; never innocuous.
Poul Anderson show his talent to mix action, drama and humor with deep meditations about meaning of life, ethics, gender conflict, ethnic discrimination and many subjects more. He includes accurate different historical backgrounds for each episode ranging from ancient Greece thru far future.
The story is great; it mainly follows Phoenician seaman Hanno in his eternal quest to find more people like him. He is very special. He never get sick or old, his teeth grows up again when he loose one, he recover very quickly from injuries. He soon discover that his bless is also his curse. He remains unchanged yet consorts and descents grow old, die and vanish. Neighbors usually react violently to his "witchery" blaming him to practice strange deals with demons. To evade these circumstances Hanno becomes a master in changing personalities and evading suspicion. The narrative starts to catch momentum and conclude with a very interesting piece situated in a far future full of new possibilities.
Take a joyful romp thru it, you won't be disappointed! Reviewed by Max Yofre.